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Parade Covid Hardship Tickets Ballot

Ballot is proudly provided by our Principal Partner American Express. 

We want to make the Parade as accessible as possible for all members of our LGBTQI+ communities, especially those who have been adversely affected by the ongoing pandemic. Although there is a small price for general admission tickets to help cover the costs of operating a COVID-Safe event, we have set aside 3,000 free tickets for anyone who is feeling the financial impact of COVID-19.  

The COVID-19 hardship tickets will be allocated randomly via a ballot system where 1,500 people will receive a double pass to experience the 2022 Parade live at the Sydney Cricket Ground. 

Please be aware this COVID-19 Hardship Ballot has been set up to support those in our community who are experiencing financial strain and cannot afford a ticket to the Parade. We ask that you only apply for the ballot if you are experiencing financial hardship so you don’t take the opportunity away from someone who truly needs the support. 

The ballot will be drawn on 07/01/22 and those who have been drawn will be notified the following week. Full terms and conditions can be found at the bottom of this page. 

ENTER THE TICKET BALLOT HERE

 

What is the 2022 Mardi Gras Parade Hardship Ballot? 

Although there is a small price for general admission tickets to help cover the costs of operating a COVID-Safe event, Mardi Gras wants to make the Parade as accessible as possible, especially for those who have been adversely affected by the ongoing pandemic. 

With this in mind, 3,000 free tickets have been set aside for those in the community who are feeling the financial impact of COVID-19. 

Who is the Hardship Ballot for? 

The Hardship Ballot has been set up to support those in our community who are experiencing financial strain and cannot afford a ticket to Parade. We ask that you only apply for the ballot if you are experiencing financial hardship so you don’t take the opportunity away from someone who truly needs the support. 

What do recipients of the Hardship Ballot receive? 

If your application is successful you will receive TWO complimentary tickets for you and a friend to attend and watch the Parade live from the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday 5 March 2022. 

How can I apply? 

Applying is simple. Just fill out an application HERE 

When will I be notified if my application has been successful? 

Successful recipients of the hardship ballot will be notified w/c 10/01/22

I’m not experiencing financial hardship but I want to watch the Parade. What are my options? 

Tickets are on sale now from HERE

The Parade will also be broadcast by the ABC on Saturday 5 March 2022, so revellers from across Australia can tune-in to be a part of the celebrations from the comfort of their homes.  

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Terms and Conditions: 2022 Mardi Gras Parade Covid Hardship Tickets Ballot

Introduction and Eligibility

1) Information on how to enter and the prize details form part of these Terms and Conditions. Participation in this Promotion is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. 

2) The Event being promoted is the 2022 Mardi Gras Parade to be held on Saturday 5 March 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground at Driver Ave, Moore Park NSW 2021 (“Venue”).

3) The Promoter is Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, ABN 87 102 451 785 (“Promoter”) of Level 2, 81 – 83 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia (“Promoter’s Offices”).

4) Participation in the Promotion is open to all persons who comply with the how to enter requirements.

5) Participation in this Promotion is open to all people who: (a) are 16 years or older, (b) complete the registration process, and (c) provide requested contact or other information and comply with the Promotion’s how to enter requirements (“Eligible Persons”).

6) The promotion starts on Monday 15 November 2021 and closes 11:59pm on Wednesday 5 January 2022. (“Promotion Period”).

 

How to Enter

7) To participate in the Promotion each Eligible person must register and complete the online form to enter the ballot. 

8) Entering this ballot more than once will not increase the chances of winning. Only one entry per person will be accepted and considered. 

 

Determination of Winners and Notification 

9) This is a game of chance; skill plays no part in determining the winner.

10) A winning person will receive two (2) general admission tickets to attend the 2022 Mardi Gras Parade at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The location of seats will be at the discretion of SGLMG.

11) The prize does not include accommodation, food and beverages, access to any other Festival events or any other travel expense to attend the parade event.

12) The prize winners shall be selected by means of a random draw, during the week after the close of the competition, from all valid entries.

13) The winners will be notified via phone and/or email on Friday 7 January 2022.

14) Where the Promoter has taken all reasonable steps to notify a winner of the prize without success the prize will be held for 72 hours and if unclaimed, it will be retracted. The Promoter will then award the prize to the next Eligible Person who has complied with the How to Enter requirements. This winner will be notified by phone or email. 

15) Should the winner no longer be able to attend the event, the tickets will not be transferred to another event and instead be transferred to the next Eligible Person.

 

Privacy and Use of Information 

16) The Promoter collects personal information (“PI”) from entrants to conduct this Promotion and may disclose this PI with regulatory authorities and relevant third parties, including its related entities and the prize suppliers. The Promoter may use this PI for promotional, marketing, research and profiling purposes (including sending electronic messages to or phoning entrants) in accordance with the law and their respective privacy policies. Please see https://www.mardigras.org.au/site-terms-privacy  for the Promoter’s policy. 

 

General Matters and Exclusion of Liability 

17) The Promoter reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and entrants and disqualify any entrant who submits and entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or who tampers with the entry process. 

18) The Promoter reserves the right to retract the prize should the application be deemed as dishonest, inaccurate and misleading.

19) If this Promotion is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated for any reason beyond reasonable control of the Promoter, the Promoter may, to the fullest extent permitted by law and subject to any written directions from a relevant authority, modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the Promotion, as appropriate. 

20) Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, the Promoter excludes all liability (including negligence) for any personal injury or any loss or damage – whether direct, indirect, special or consequential – arising in any way out of this Promotion or the awarding of use of a prize. 

21) The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any tax implications arising from the prize. The winner should seek independent financial advice as to such implications.

22) Entrants must read and accept the website Privacy Policy to be eligible. 

23) By entering this ballot, entrants will be deemed to be bound by and have accepted these terms and conditions. 

24) This promotion is solely operated by Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras (the Promoter).

25) No collected data through the Parade Covid Hardship Ballot will be passed onto Brand Partners (American Express).

 

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